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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time, he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent... Read More

BornFrederick Augustus Washington Bailey
c. February 1818
Cordova, Maryland, U.S.
DiedFebruary 20, 1895 (aged 77)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
OccupationAbolitionist, suffragist, author, editor, diplomat
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